BRAKE REPAIR BASICS
Some common brake related issue that you should be aware of.
Are you wondering if you might be having trouble with your brakes?
Brake Repairs should never be taken lightly. You and your family's safety depend on properly functioning brakes. CarLife Auto Repair wants to help you to keep vigilant and be aware of your vehicle's needs - especially brake related issues - at all times.
Read the following tips & advice on automotive Brake Systems Basics. It will help to educate you on common car brake issues that you should be able to identify.
There are some simple areas to become educated in and to keep an eye on when it involves your car brakes:
- Brake Noises
- Brake Fluid Issues
- Brake Pulling & Pulsating
There are two common noises that you may hear when your car brakes are in need of attention, and they are a high-pitch-squeal and/or grinding noises. Many cars have brake wear sensors on them which are designed to make noises when the brake pads are low. It is a safety measure provided to give you advanced warning of a potential brake problem or brake replacement needed.
Grinding noises occur when your brake pad lining is worn down completely to the metal part of the pad causing metal to metal grinding of your brake rotor. You will hear this noise as you apply pressure to your brake pedal. It is a more serious noise - which needs attention!
BRAKE FLUID ISSUESLike most systems in your vehicle, there is a fluid responsible for much of the work in the car braking system. This fluid can get dirty and can sometimes get low.
Low Brake Fluid
Brake fluid should be clear! Dark fluid indicates significant contamination in the fluid. Dirt might have gotten into the brake fluid during the course of your driving. Contaminate brake fluid (even the smallest amount of dirt) can cause the internal seals of the master brake cylinder to fail - so be sure to check your brake fluid and call your auto repair shop if it's NOT clear.
PULLING & PULSATING
There could be several reasons for your vehicle to pull to the right or to the left. You may need a alignment, your tires may be unevenly worn or your brakes could be the issue. The same goes with pulsations felt in your vehicle. So it is always a good idea to have a mechanic diagnosis and confirm the underlying problem. Common brake related pulling & pulsations symptoms to educate yourself in are as follows.
Pulling is less common. If you find that when you brake, your vehicle pulls to one side or the other, your brake system could be involved. However, it could be your suspension, steering or alignment. So a proper & thorough brake inspection by a skilled automotive technician is warranted.
At CarLife Auto Repair, we take your safety seriously and are happy to help keep you safe on the roads. We value and appreciate our customers & community. If you are concerned about your bakes, we will gladly give you a FREE BRAKE INSPECTION. Come in today for a comprehensive inspection of your entire braking system. All you have to do is print out our coupon and schedule your appointment in advance. Please notify us before coming in so we can accommodate you appropriately. See our website for Coupon & Details.